Monthly archive for July 2014

You have an anointing from the Holy One

I don’t know what it is when I read these words but I struggle to believe that they are for me, I struggle to think of myself as having an anointing. I think others do, but not me. Where does that come from? Is it the typical British self abasement passed down from one generation to the next or is it my own home grown variety, cultivated from my own experiences of life? I imagine that is a mixture of the two, a bit of nature and nurture. However it has grown, I don’t want the weed in my garden.

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Devoted to prayer

Paul is a man devoted to prayer, his encouragement to the Ephesians is to pray in the Spirit on all occasions, to the Colossians to be devoted to prayer, to the Thessalonians to pray continually, to the Philippians to consider everything in prayer, to the Romans to be constant in prayer, to the Corinthians that our prayers make a difference. To Timothy he reminds of his example of day and night prayer and to Titus and Philemon he prays a blessing. You are unable to escape the pervading prayer that Paul advocates and demonstrates. Yet it seems to be relegated

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